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Albert Fontenot

About Albert Fontenot

After watching alcoholism and drug addiction impact the lives of 8 different close family members, I found my life's calling--to educate as many people as I can about the dangers of substance abuse and the freedom of recovery. Although I never battled addiction myself, I can honestly write from the perspective of a former enabler and co-dependent who now is passionate about the messages of prevention and recovery.

The 12 Steps According to Russell Brand

By |2018-11-26T16:04:15+00:00September 10th, 2018|

(WARNING: Explicit Language) What does Russell Brand have to teach us? Brand is something of a 21st-century Renaissance Man – stand-up comedian, TV personality, radio host, actor, activist, and author, He’s come a long way from what he describes as a difficult English childhood to fortune and fame. But Brand’s most startling metamorphosis has been going from a debauched early life of drug and sex addiction to a healthier life of long-enduring sobriety—over 15 years and counting. And from his unique perspective, Brand wants to give back by sharing the hope and messages of [...]

Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center Scams – What to Look Out For

By |2018-11-26T16:04:48+00:00September 5th, 2018|

“It’s a horrible business. It’s ugly. It doesn’t mean all rehabs are bad. But because of the lack of regulation, there’s a huge potential for fraud.” ~ Deb Herzog, former federal prosecutor who has investigated the rehab industry Here’s the bad news –According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there are almost 23 million Americans aged 12 and up who have had a Substance Use Disorder within the past year. Here’s the worse news –Only about 3.8 million of those received ANY [...]

Anthony Bourdain’s Fight with Addiction and Apparent Suicide

By |2018-11-26T16:05:16+00:00August 27th, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: Although the death of Anthony Bourdain has been ruled a suicide, there are no reports at this time that drugs or alcohol were involved. However, Bourdain had a well-documented personal history of addiction and spoke often about his recovery. We therefore provide this information about his life to educate others who are struggling about substance abuse or mental health issues. Anthony Bourdain’s Fight with Addiction and Apparent Suicide From the outside, it’s a mystery—Why would a world-famous figure like Anthony Bourdain take his own life? After all, by any [...]

Johnny Manziel: “Johnny Football” Is Putting Recovery First

By |2018-11-26T16:05:30+00:00August 10th, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: Northpoint Recovery applauds Johnny Manziel as he focuses on his mental health and continued sobriety. His is a good example of how ANYONE can recover, with the right professional help and support. Once upon a time, Johnny Manziel led what seemed to be a charmed life. Growing up in a small town in Texas, he achieved “folk hero” status for his gridiron accomplishments in high school. He won the Mr. Texas Football award and was even honored as a prep-level All-American. His athletic success followed him to college. After receiving scholarship offers from [...]

Anthony Hopkins: From Alcoholism to Knighthood

By |2018-11-26T16:05:52+00:00August 6th, 2018|

Did you know that Sir Anthony Hopkins is in recovery from alcoholism? While today, the Academy Award-winning actor is known for such iconic roles as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, President Richard Nixon, Methuselah, and Odin, among others, there was a time when his fondness for drink threatened the career that he was building. But in an industry infamous for permissiveness and enabling, Hopkins overcame his addiction to alcohol and has been able to successfully maintain his sobriety for more than 40 years. Let’s take a closer look at the inspiring story of a man who [...]

Demi Lovato: From “Sober” Confession to Overdose

By |2018-12-06T17:11:37+00:00July 30th, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: While all the details aren’t yet known about the possible overdose Demi Lovato recently suffered, what IS known is that the 25-year-old singer and actress has a long and well-publicized personal history of substance abuse and mental illness. Using that information, this is an attempt to provide context to her struggles in the hope of educating and helping others who might be dealing with similar issues. “…this is definitely a medical emergency for her.” ~ 911 dispatcher, July 24, 2018 Demi Lovato: From “Sober” Confession to Overdose At 11:22 am on July 24, [...]

Blake Painter: From the “Deadliest Catch” to the Deadliest Disease

By |2018-11-26T16:09:47+00:00June 1st, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: An official cause of death has not yet been released for Blake Painter. The purpose of this article is to examine known and reported facts about drug addiction, which include how stress and chronic pain can lead to prescription drug misuse, illicit drug abuse, and an increased risk of overdose. It has not been confirmed that Painter died of an overdose at this time. On May 25th, Blake Painter, one of the Captains featured on the 2nd and 3rd seasons of the Discovery Channel’s popular reality TV show Deadliest Catch, was found dead [...]